Finally got my CD. Yes, I definitely hear the tape damage on "Big Tears". I don't know if I'd describe it as sounding like a cassette – it's more like one big drop-out peppered with smaller drop-outs. Kind of amazed I didn't hear this on the YouTube version. That's a little disappointing. I also heard a little static buzz in the right channel of "The Beat" at 1:28, but it's possible that's part of the recording and I just never noticed it before. (EDIT: Just checked, it's also on the Rhino.) These two and "No Action" are the only songs I've listened to so far. Apart from the tape damage to "Big Tears", this sounds like the definitive version to my ears, although I'd still like to track down the Demon CD. I tried reducing the 4 kHz range as suggested by @StingRay5 and personally I think that makes it sound worse, but it's probably just a difference in gear. I'm normally sensitive to that area, but I think the EQ balance here sounds great as-is on my headphones.